Meant Quotes

  • I love food and I love ingredients and I love reading recipes. It's just a great pleasure.
  • In Berkeley, we built the garden and a kitchen classroom. We've been working on it for 12 years. We've learned a lot from it. If kids grow it and cook it, they eat it.
  • Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
  • In Mumbai, the air is saltier. The sea is roilier. The traffic is snarlier. The pinks are pinker. The ostentation is crazier.
  • Coming from New Zealand and Australia is like a tough pre-school for Hollywood. And having been on 'Neighbours,' even though the agents I met with hadn't seen it, they knew it's where Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce had come from. It was a foot in the door.
  • I auditioned for 'Pitch Perfect,' and I had to sing. It was terrible.
  • I like change, and I like being in the middle of change.
  • I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing - even in part - our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
  • Being a father is a surprise for me every day.
  • Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
  • 'The Sound of Music' is set in 1938 in Austria at the time of the Anschluss.
  • The thing I would hate myself for the most or regret the most is if I did not push myself to maximize my potential and my abilities.
  • If you want people to take action,you must refrain from giving them the answers.
  • From my years of teaching creative writing, I know that new writers take the setting for granted, as simply a place to set the action, but setting is a vital element in fiction writing and deserves serious treatment.
  • One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won't jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
  • I always feel like 'as long as I'm doin' what I love to do, the money's naturally gonna come.' When you start thinkin' business and you start thinkin' 'What's hot? What's the wave? Who is hot? Let's get at that person,' it becomes a point where you're tryin' to strategize to make money. And that's always a gamble.
  • Tolkien is considered the grandfather of fantasy and, for me, I consider myself the grandson, with Terry Brooks as the kind of crazy uncle of fantasy, being the one who brought me into it.
  • I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell.
  • I used to run about two miles every day, but now with 'Dancing With the Stars,' the running is over.
  • In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here.
  • All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
  • I get up at 6:17 in the morning. I've timed it perfectly.
  • If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
  • I sit, I think, I make some drawings. As a designer, you cannot retire totally.
  • And I think it's a prudent, responsible way, given the scale of the emergency, the scale of the damage still facing America, that we finance these additional support for the unemployed as well as the support for small business. We think there's a good case for doing it now. We want to do it in an overall fiscally responsible way.
  • People abusing their power makes me see red.
  • The definition of swagger, in my opinion, is you have to have that arrogance, that confidence that you are the best out there at all times.
  • The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection.
  • I started writing because I found I could spend more time in my own imagination by doing that than I could by reading.
  • It's true: theatre has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I always liked everything about it. As a child, I used to get so excited about performing, I'd get the giggles.
  • Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods.
  • I've been playing Texas Hold 'em and other forms of poker since I was about 12.
  • If you read Keats's poems, they're often full of doubts and anxieties. They can be quite tough.
  • It is hard to get in the habit of forcing yourself to find three things on a regular basis that you are grateful for.
  • I love food and I love my curves.
  • Nazism promoted Germany from a low to a fantastic physical and ideological status.
  • It's a strange thing to have a successful television show because if it's too interesting... people don't really pay attention when they watch TV. It has to be good, but not so interesting that you really have to pay attention because people multitask. So, if a show demands your entire attention, it has a tough time making it.
  • I don't enjoy living in a white box flooded with light. I like shadows, small spaces, old furniture.
  • A disturbing prospect looms before us as Americans consider the possibility of a second term for President Barack Obama. Millions of conservatives who revere the Constitution, with its guarantees of freedom and limited government, have watched with alarm as the campaign season has unfolded.
  • 'Breaking Bad' is one of my favorite shows of all time.
  • Chess is a lot of fun for me. Football is a physical game, and in chess you can just beat someone mentally - you outwit somebody, outmaneuver them, think ahead of them.
  • There are so many things I want to do! Some are personal. Some are professional.
  • I actually come from comics, and I'm big on comics. I was reading 'Walking Dead' from the beginning. Then just being on the show, I was really lucky to work on episodes like 'Pretty Much Dead Already' and 'Clear.' I worked a lot on episodes that I didn't write.
  • Clean air is a basic right. The responsibility to ensure that falls to Congress and the president.
  • It's great to get out of the study and work with real living and breathing people.
  • The way most people approach business - and the way they mostly teach in business school - involves the analytical mind. It divides it up and looks at parts in isolation.
  • The way I work, typically, I do everything at the very last minute. Even if I was given two months, I'd do it in the last three days.
  • Early, when I first started wrestling, I wanted to be a combination of Sting and the Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Warrior's craziness and weird personality and Sting's coolness and the way he carried himself to the ring. But then later on, when it came to physicality and athleticism, Shawn Michaels topped the cake.